Vukile Mchunu, CEO and founder of Clinton Group has decided enough is enough, leading the charge to amplify men’s issues and stories through his brainchild “Ndoda Talk”, (translated as men talk).
Ndoda Talk is a platform created for men and boys to improve their image and to transform into the best versions of themselves. “I want to encourage men to break the silence about the many social ills besetting our countries and to be vocal about lasting solutions to the economic and political challenges of contemporary times. Being a man is not just about gender. It entails standing up for principle, taking responsibility for the well-being of everyone. It is more about how you carry yourself. I believe we can achieve that if we get together and help each other get up,” says Mchunu.
According to Mchunu, Clinton Group is a company that believes in youth empowerment. “More than anything, I believe we should work hard and stay positive, hence our Group slogan: ‘Creating a society that will amaze the next generation.’ I believe in what I call the ‘leadership legacy’. That is why I try to better myself each and every day,” he admits.
Mchunu is a staunch supporter of community development initiatives, suggesting that through community engagement, poverty can be effectively tackled and human suffering alleviated. “My greatest achievement will be measured by the leaders I create not the followers I maintain. That is why I always tell people that I inspire to spread the love and inspire others,” Mchunu says passionately.
In addition, he has also created a movement called ‘Growth 90’ which is a platform for motivational speakers to visit schools and inspire youth excellence. When he decided to walk out of the corporate world to start his businesses, all the odds were stacked against the disruptor.
Although funding was a challenge, his hard work, tenacity and indomitable spirit saw him through. Mchunu is adamant that there are no set formulas for success and advises young people to be passionate about what they want.
“The secret is to identify something that you are passionate about. Something that will make a positive change in your community or immediate environment. If you can help society solve a challenge it faces, you can be successful in business,” he concludes.